The complexity of clock and reset architectures in modern-day SoCs has increased significantly, accentuating the criticality of safe clock and reset domain crossings (CDCs, RDCs). Relying on conventional approaches like structural analysis and limited functional checks followed by manual dispositioning of violations… Read More
With growing complexities and sizes of SoCs, verification has become a key challenge for design closure. There isn’t a single methodology that can provide complete verification closure for an SoC. Moreover creation of verification environment including hardware, software, testbench and testcases requires significant … Read More
Formal verification is qualitatively different from most other verification. A simulation can pass or fail. But while formal verification can prove that the circuit is correct, or incorrect, it can also return “not proven” which means either that the algorithms realized that they were not powerful enough to prove… Read More
As I blogged about recently, eSilicon have completely automated the quote process for their MPW shuttle service. You can use an online interface that runs in the browser but there is also an app that you can download from the App Store.
So I decided I had a few million dollars to burn and I’d get myself my very own TSMC 20nm parts.… Read More
This year’s version of Bill Deegan’s DAC App for iPhone is now available for download from the iTunes App Store. The App has the entire calendar included, and makes it easy to add any interesting looking event to your calendar. The whole exhibit hall can be searched and there is a zoomable map of the exhibit hall.
I have… Read More
Today, Jasper announced their new Jasper-Gold Low Power Verification App. This is focused on verifying low power designs with multiple power domains, voltage islands, power shutoff, clock shutoff, and all the other techniques used for reducing power. Of course power is the main driver of SoC design these days, whether it is for… Read More
The iPhone version of the SemiWiki App is now available. Download it from the iTunes store, it’s free. The App allows you to look at similar things to the website but much more conveniently adapted to fit the small screen. When you first start up the App you can log in (assuming you are a SemiWiki registered user and why would you… Read More
Are you going to DAC in San Diego? Do you have an iPhone? In which case Bill Deegan’s dac48 app is something you should install before you get there. It’s free, which makes a nice change from EDA software pricing.
The app substitutes for the various paper, agendas and maps that you need to consult to find exhibitors, check… Read More